BEST BET: DOROTHY ROSE (Race 1)
EACH-WAY: HALIFAX ROAD (Race 3)
VALUE: BOSSPAN (Race 4)
Race 1 - 12:45PM Ecumenical - MBRC Achievement Award Winner 20/21 Maiden Plate (1800 METRES)
DOROTHY ROSE is knocking on the door and beat home all but Cassowary here last time over this trip. She draws out but should be in the finish. ANTONELLA is first-up in SA for Travis Doudle and her NSW form looks OK for a maiden here. She trialled only fairly at Morphettville in September and has jumped out since. Keep an eye on betting. IN THE DARKNESS was only OK on debut but draws well and shapes the improver. MILITARY PRESS draws an inside gate and was placed here in April.
SELECTIONS: 7. DOROTHY ROSE, 9. In The Darkness, 5. Antonella
RACE 2 - 1:20PM Mileva - MBRC Achievement Award Winner 20/21 Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)
JAAZEB was heavily backed and had a good run when runner-up behind the smart Philonize at Morphettville two starts back before being beaten as favourite behind Residue. She’s going to take beating here. FRENCH FIELDS is a six-start maiden who was runner-up at Gawler before a break. She looked good winning a recent Morphettville trial and should be in the finish from the good barrier. HUNTLEY LADY is on debut for the David Jolly stable and trialled nicely running 2nd behind Delta River at Balaklava and must be respected. JESTER PUPPET also trialled well for her debut.
SELECTIONS: 4. JAAZEB, 2. French Fields, 3. Huntley Lady
RACE 3 - 1:55PM Sky Punch - MBRC Achievement Award Winner 20/21 Maiden Plate (1400 METRES)
HALIFAX ROAD has had two trials and improved behind Flying Barty at Morphettville last time and wears the blinkers on debut for an in-form Peter Hardacre stable. STOKEDOWN is on debut for the McEvoy stable and has had four trials winning his latest at Balaklava. YOUR OUTATOUCH was well backed to run favourite when beaten by Gypsy Crown at Penola last time. FLIGHT DECK was OK on debut then had specking at a price behind Residue at Morphettville last time. ADVENTURE WORLD didn’t a lot in two starts for Michael Hickmott and is now with Matt Seyers and won a recent Balaklava trial. DUGGEE’S BOY comes out of the same trial and he was placed twice last preparation.
SELECTIONS: 8. HALIFAX ROAD, 10. Stokedown, 11. Your Outatouch
RACE 4 - 2:30PM Street Life - MBRC Achievement Award Winner 20/21 Maiden Plate (1400 METRES)
BOSSPAN had a boom in Victoria when he jumped a $2.60 fav on debut at Sale but only managed to run 5th. His local debut for Michael Hickmott was only fair behind Ballynora and has recent trial was just a pass. He looks well over the odds in a winnable race. EARL OF SANDWICH has been placed at six of 11 starts and led them up and stuck on well behind Yeelanna at Balaklava. He draws out but will make his own luck and appreciate the spacious Murray Bridge track. VANITY STAR is on debut for the McEvoy stable and has the two trials under his belt. PITRAIN ran well at big odds-on debut behind Four Winds and draws to get a good run. LAST ZERPRISE can run well here she was placed behind Gulf Of Suez on debut and her two runs back have been OK behind Sweet Distraction at Balaklava and then beaten 4.1 lengths behind Four Winds last time. AITCH D’AMICO ran a better race last time.
SELECTIONS: 1. BOSSPAN, 3. Earl Of Sandwich, 10. Vanity Star
RACE 5 - 3:10PM Spying on You - MBRC Achievement Award Winner 20/21 Benchmark 58 Handicap (Heat 10 Skybeau Series) (2500 METRES)
THE RED SEA has been placed at his past three the latest here behind stablemate Jack’s A Cracker. He draws to find a soft lead and is going to take some running down. JOPHIEL worked to the line well beaten 4.2 lengths behind Cassowary in maiden class last time. He draws out but the step up in trip looks right in his wheelhouse. LOLLIELUCAS is a winner here and ran well behind Santelmo Fuego at Gawler two starts back. He draws a good gate and should be running on strongly. BRIABELLA was OK behind Jack's A Cracker here last time and is a winner over 2200m. SEMINOLES is racing OK and was placed at Oakbank five starts back behind Sasun, his latest at Gawler behind Raise You Ten over 3340m was OK after leading. BALDY has OK form back in class.
SELECTIONS: 3. THE RED SEA, 7. Jophiel, 4. Lollielucas
RACE 6 - 3:50PM Kishstar - Most Wins at Murray Bridge 20/21 Benchmark 54 Handicap (1000 METRES)
STRIKE THE NIGHT is a dual winner and was placed behind Addictions after leading at Balaklava two runs back before battling away behind Outpost at Morphettville last time. She draws well and this is a very winnable race. LICORICE BULLET races best on a soft surface but her latest behind Effortkat at Port Lincoln is solid and this isn’t a strong race. BEEOKAY ran well behind Gaze Grise at Morphettville two starts back and should run well in this class of race. SHELLSHOCKED was spelled after beating Silver On Red narrowly at Strathalbyn at a price. His recent trial was only average, but this isn’t the stronger race you will see. He does have a big weight to contend with however. SKARA BRAE draws to be handy to the speed and was OK when 4th to Gaze Grise at Morphettville three starts back. EXALTED GOLD races well here and is worth some thought.
SELECTIONS: 7. STRIKE THE NIGHT, 11. Licorice Bullet, 5. Beeokay
RACE 7 - 4:30PM Vale Laurie Connolly Benchmark 62 Handicap (Heat 9 Happy Trails Series) (1400 METRES)
Wide open race. PUISSANCE DUSOLEIL is a handy mare who has always had ability. She was good winning at Gawler back in February beating Diamond Tycoon and went to the paddock after a disappointing run behind Zoist in June. She’s trialled nicely and can run well fresh and despite usually being at her best second-up, but she looks well placed. LAKE’S FOLLY was solid behind Noname Lane at Morphettville last time, and she gets in here OK after the claim. THANASI is going super and was a big run at Naracoorte two starts back before backing that up and running well beaten 1.3 lengths behind Outpost at Morphettville last time. LI’L HANK worked home strongly here behind Valuable Witness first-up from a short break. He races well here on his home track and draws to get a perfect run from barrier four. MAVETTE is a winner here and comes off a handy run town when well backed. HEAVY ROTATION is up in trip but ran through the line well behind Tahnee Tradition here last time and draws a good barrier. FOUR WINDS was a good winner back in class last time.
SELECTIONS: 8. PUISSANCE DUSOLEIL, 1. Lake’s Folly, 6. Li’l Hank
RACE 8 - 5:10PM Lord Vladivostok - MBRC Horse of the Year 20/21 Benchmark 54 Handicap (1600 METRES)
GO BOO BOO is lightly-raced and was good behind Addictions at Balaklava before another handy effort behind Wylie Ol’ Coyote last time. She’s a winner here and looks hard to beat. FIGHT FOR FREEDOM has a good record here winning back in September and wasn’t beaten far behind Enlist at Morphettville last time out. AZZURO BIANCO is winless in nine starts here but was good behind Table Of Wisdom two starts back and a Balaklava winner before. He will be in the mix from the good barrier. MOSCOW MULE draws to get another cheap run after a good effort at Penola. SADUKA has ability but tends to prove costly with poor barrier manners.
SELECTIONS: 5. GO BOO BOO, 2. Fight For Freedom, 3. Azzuro Bianco